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Things You Could Experience Following A Florida Car Crash

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Most people like to think they’re good drivers and auto accidents won’t ever come their way. Sometimes, folks do not experience crashes throughout their driving careers. This could be due to sheer luck, or perhaps, safe driving habits are enough to keep incidents at bay. However, on other occasions, motorists aren’t so fortunate. 

Instead, they get into one or more accidents in their lifetimes.

Occasionally, these drivers are at fault themselves. They speed, get distracted, or do other things that lead to mishaps. That isn’t always the case, though. Other drivers can be to blame for misfortunes too. Regardless of who does what, the point is that crashes happen. But please, don’t merely take our word for it. Rather, review these figures from the FLHSMV and see for yourself.

FLHSMV Crash Facts

There were 17,981,457 registered vehicles and 17,712,856 licensed drivers in the Sunshine State in 2020. That’s certainly a lot of cars and people located in a single place, which is probably why 341,399 accidents came to be in that year. In addition, those wrecks were responsible for 212,432 injuries and 3,332 fatalities. So, as you can see, accidents happen more often than many of us believe.

Now, let’s look at some of the things you could experience after a Florida car crash becomes a reality. 

Lost Wages May Enter The Picture

Often, those injured in auto accidents cannot work with broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, etc. In turn, paychecks cease, and they have no money funneling into their bank accounts. Individuals who are lucky enough to have savings can turn to those funds to get by for a time. However, that cash can run out in a hurry if all a person is doing is spending and spending and not putting anything in.

Medical Expenses Can Pile Up

When Floridians get severely injured in car crashes, medical expenses can pile up quickly. That’s because victims need things like ambulance rides, hospital stays, treatments, and more. Healthcare costs in the United States are no joke. For instance, according to research, the average price of an MRI in the U.S. is $2,611. This type of imaging is often necessary after auto accidents. Doctors use it to gain precise views of body parts via radio waves and magnetic fields. 

That just sounds expensive, doesn’t it?

Obviously, this is only a single type of test, and there are plenty of others where it comes from. Thus, if you’re seriously hurt in an auto accident, don’t be shocked as medical bills pile up, one after another.

Final Expense Costs

As the stats show, death is another outcome associated with car crashes. If a family member passes away in such an event, that could put you in charge of their final expenses. That might not sound like a huge deal, but it can be because funerals are pricey. Research shows that the average cost of a funeral in Florida is around $6,500 these days.

Of course, there may be a cheaper alternative, cremation. It depends on the service and provider one chooses, but cremations range between $995 and $3,500. Still, it might prove difficult for you to come up with this funding too.

Some Final Thoughts

Have you been injured in a Florida car crash by a negligent driver? If so, you might have the grounds to seek compensation for your damages. Would you like to see if you have a legitimate restitution claim? Contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh and schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer today. They will be happy to help you determine the best course of action to take.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Things You Could Experience Following A Florida Car Crash

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